CHELSEA and Manchester City have reportedly missed out on the signing of French wonderkid Edouard Michut.
The highly-rated 17-year-old has opted to sign a new three-year deal at Paris Saint-Germain to end speculation over his future.
Michut has been labelled as the “new Marco Verratti” after impressing at youth level for the French giants.
He joined PSG’s academy in 2016 and spent the latest campaign playing for the Under-17’s where he was the most used player.
His potential attracted interest from clubs across Europe including Barcelona, Juventus, Valencia, Chelsea and Man City.
City boss Pep Guardiola is known to be a big admirer of the youngster and was keen to bring him to the Etihad.
But French Football News write how the midfielder wanted to continue his development in Paris.
Barca lost two academy stars in Xavi Simons and Kays Ruiz-Atil to PSG in recent years, and were keen to seek revenge by pinching one of the Ligue 1 club’s top prospects.
Michut will now set his sights on featuring for the first team next season, although he’ll face plenty of competition in the middle of the park.
Meanwhile, PSG’s star man Kylian Mbappe is a doubt for the Champions League after he was spotted on CRUTCHES as PSG won the Coupe de France.
The superstar was left in tears after a nasty tackle left him in tears and sparked a 22-man brawl at the Stade de France.
A statement from the club read: “Serious right ankle sprain to the external lateral compartment. To be re-evaluated in 72 hours with clinical and ankle imaging analysis.”